Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is continuing its streak of launching new cars in the country with the addition of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner. The refreshed king of SUVs in the country in terms of sales now comes with a new top-of-the-line model in the form of the LTD variant in its 4x4 and 4x2 drivetrain layouts. It also comes with a new distinctive design as well. Not to be left out the Q and V and G variants also get updates to keep them updated for the 2021 model year.
Exterior: Two faces for two different variants
On the outside, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner comes with two distinct faces. For the lower variants, they still retain the design cues of the pre-facelift models. However, Toyota has given minor updates to the grille and bumper to keep them looking good for the 2021 model year. Aside from this these variants also get a set of new alloy wheels. The Q and V variants of the Fortuner also get a new set of LED foglamps as well as redesigned LED rear combination lights as well. At the front, Bi-Beam LED headlamps are also present along with LED Line-Guide daytime running lights. G variants will also come with Bi-beam LEDs as well as normal LED DRLs.
The more noticeable change is in the LTD variants as they have a more striking look. These models now come with a 2-tone color with a black roof as well as a bolder and sportier front and rear bumper design. The refreshed SUV also now comes with split-type LED headlamps and LED foglamps as well as sequential turn signal lamps. At the rear, the Fortuner now comes with a redesigned LED combination tail lamp that helps give the LTD variant a more dynamic design and better visibility on the road.
The Toyota Fortuner now comes with the following colors: Attitude Black Mica, Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic, Super White II, with special colors such as Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine, and White Pearl Crystal Shine.
Tech and interior:
Getting into and out of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner has now been made easier thanks to the addition of a Smart entry and push to start system for the LTD, Q, and V grades. The LTD gets an elegant leather interior that comes with maroon accents along with galaxy black trim and interior illumination. The Q variant, on the other hand, comes with a black leather interior that is further complemented by dark wood trim.
The refreshed Fortuner also brings with it various new driving modes such as Eco and Sport for the LTD and Q variants. V and G grades now enjoy access to Eco and Power mode as well.
A new infotainment system has also been made available for the refreshed SUV for its LTD, Q, and V trims. 8-inch touchscreen now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. G variants, however, get 7-inch infotainment but retain the same smartphone mirroring capabilities as the higher grades.
To add to this LTD and Q variants now come with 8-way power-adjustable front seats along with a front seat ventilation system for the LTD grade.
USB charging ports are plentiful in the 2021 Toyota Fortuner as well. The SUV now comes with wireless charging capabilities for the LTD and Q variants as well as rear USB charging sockets for the V grade as well. Toyota has also given the Fortuner an upgrade to its sound system the LTD variant now gets a 9-speaker JBL sound system to delight audiophiles out there. Automatic climate controls are also available for the SUV for its V grades and up.
Toyota has also improved the safety of the refreshed Toyota Fortuner as it now comes with the brand’s Toyota Safety Sense technology for its LTD and Q grades. This gives the SUV access to safety features such as a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, and adaptive cruise control to name a few.
All variants come with SRS airbags with the LTD grade getting 7 in total, 3-point ELR seat belts, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, traction control, and hill start assist control. The 4x4 LTD variant also gets downhill assist control.
To add to this all variants also get a total of 6 clearance and back sonar sensors, with the addition of a panoramic view monitor for the LTD, Q, and V variants. The G variant now comes standard with a reverse camera.
Under the hood, the 2021 Toyota Fortuner comes with the same two turbo-diesel powerplants, the 2.4 and the 2.8. While the 2.4-liter still pushes out 147hp and 350 Nm of torque, the 2.8-liter gets a boost in power. It now produces 201hp and 500 Nm of torque similar to that of its IMV stablemate the Hilux. Transmission options still remain the same with the vehicle getting a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. For this facelift, the gasoline version of the popular SUV has been dropped in favor of an all diesel lineup.
The refreshed 2021 Toyota Fortuner starts at P1,633,000 for the 2.4L G MT 4x2 variant and goes all the way up to P2,404,000 for the top-of-the-line 2.8L LTD AT 4x4 variant. If you want to know the entire price range click on the link to see the price list. It is important to note that White Pearl variants of the SUV add an additional P10,000 to the standard retail price.
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